One ‘trick’ that’s actually doing more damage than it’s worth, is using your hairspray to ‘set’ your makeup.
Even if you’re spraying it ahead of your face and ‘walking through it’ or accidentally spritzing it onto your face when you spray your hair, this beauty hack is actually quite detrimental to your skin.
“Hairspray has repellants in it that could irritate your skin, leaving it itchy, red and bumpy”
Hairspray “contains alcohol and lacquers that will dry out your skin, causing it to become dehydrated and look much older.” And this is all on top of the sticky, tight and uncomfortable feeling it will leave behind if you spray too liberally.
In comparison, a makeup setting spray, is paraben-free and one of the main ingredients is water, so while it does use a mixture of silicones and polymers to set your makeup, it’s less drying and more gentle on the skin than hairspray.
A setting powder can also work wonders as a long-lasting makeup saviour, especially if you have sensitive skin and don’t wish to overload your face with ingredients.